Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Prolapse Mitral Valve Treatment

About 75 percent of people with mitral valve prolapse do not require treatment, while 25 percent require treatment with medication. Medical treatment for mitral valve prolapse often includes beta-blockers, aspirin therapy, and warfarin. In severe cases, treatment may also include heart valve surgery.

Treatment for mitral valve prolapse may include:

Prolapse Mitral Valve Questions For Doctor

The following are some important questions to ask before and after treatment for mitral valve prolapse.

Questions to ask before treatment:

  • What are my treatment options?
  • What are the risks associated with treatment?
  • What are the complications I should watch for?
  • How long will I be on medication?
  • What are the potential side effects of my medication?
  • Does my medication interact with nonprescription medicines or supplements?
  • Should I take my medication with food?

Questions to ask after treatment:
  • Do I need to change my diet?
  • Are there any medications or supplements I should avoid?
  • When can I resume my normal activities?
  • When can I return to work?
  • Do I need a special exercise program?
  • What else can I do to reduce my risk for complications?
  • How often will I need to see my doctor for checkups?
  • What local support and other resources are available?

Prolapse Mitral Valve Specialist

Physicians from the following specialties evaluate and treat mitral valve prolapse:

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Last Updated: Dec 21, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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